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Rust Marks 5 Years Since its 1.0 Release: The Long and Winding Road Actually Works
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Rust Marks 5 Years Since its 1.0 Release: The Long and Winding Road Actually Works

Programming language ready to leave the wilderness for mass adulation.

ALGOL 60 at 60: The Greatest Computer Language You've Never Used and Grandaddy of the Programming Family Tree
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ALGOL 60 at 60: The Greatest Computer Language You've Never Used and Grandaddy of the Programming Family Tree

Back to the time when tape was king.

Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel Flawed Net Neutrality Vote 
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Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel Flawed Net Neutrality Vote 

Internet and technology luminaries, including Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and "Father of the internet" Vint Cerf, have called on...

How to Steal the Mind of an AI
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How to Steal the Mind of an AI

Machine-learning models can be reverse engineered, and basic safeguards are little help in ameliorating attacks, according to a paper presented at the 25th Annual...

On Her Microphone's Secret Service: How Spies, Anyone Can Grab Crypto Keys from the Air
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On Her Microphone's Secret Service: How Spies, Anyone Can Grab Crypto Keys from the Air

Discerning secret crypto keys in computers and gadgets by spying on how they function isn't new, although the techniques used are often considered impractical.

This Is How You Count All the Trees on Earth
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This Is How You Count All the Trees on Earth

Researchers have proposed a tree-counting project that combines better algorithms with less costly and faster data processing.

Microsoft's Fds Data-Sorter Crushes Hadoop
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Microsoft's Fds Data-Sorter Crushes Hadoop

Microsoft researchers have developed the Flat Datacenter Storage approach, which features new sorting algorithms for the Bing search engine that beat a Hadoop cluster...

Researchers Propose Solution to 'Bufferbloat'
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Researchers Propose Solution to 'Bufferbloat'

Xerox PARC's Van Jacobson and Pollere's Kathleen Nichols have developed Controlled Delay, a queue management mechanism designed to solve the "bufferbloat" problem...

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'Tamper Evident' CPU Warns of Malicious Backdoors

Columbia University scientists have developed a chip design that prevents microprocessors from being equipped with malicious backdoors that could be used to steal...
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